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Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum

Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Be incarcerated in J Ward Lunatic Asylum, home of the criminally insane *J Ward Division of Aradale Lunatic Asylum *First and oldest Ararat ghost tour *Ararat's most visited attraction *Multi award winning tours *As seen on Postcards, Coxy's Big Break, Eat Play Stay
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Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has s me great potential. The history itself was very insightful, however I feel as though our guide lacked enthusiasm or something. Maybe if they wore a costume and played the tour up a little. I hope no this tour group should go...More

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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Natskii, thanks for your review after attending the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. That's great to hear you found the history of the venue very insightful and the venue has great potential for ghost tours. We are sorry to hear you felt your ghost...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A good fun night with Steve telling us about the history. Steve used squak box and other meters to see if ghosts were around, he chats with them like old friends. A must do. FunMore

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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Robyn, thank you for your review on the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours, I will pass on your kind feedback to your ghost host Steve, We hope to see you again on...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This review comes with a lot of caveats. First of all, the guide was brilliant. I have a phobia, and he was more than willing to give me the information I needed to keep myself calm. Rarely has anyone dealt with it so well. Our...More

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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It's great to hear you found our guides to be helpful and knowledgeable, I will be sure to pass your kind words on. As this is a ghost tour we...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visited the J Ward with a friend on the "2" hour night tour on the 14/10/17. Hosts were lovely and the history was very interesting and would have loved to hear more instead of waiting in silence for the random ghosts vaguely related to the...More

1  Thank Amelly22
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Amelly, thank you for posting your review after attending JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It's great to hear our ghost hosts were lovely and you found the history very interesting. This venue has so much history and we do try to keep to our...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I recently attended the J-Ward asylum with my wife and I'll be honest, I was not massively impressed. The property was beaitiful from the outside (and on the inside) and gave a very ghostly vibe. Unfortunately the tour was seriously lackluster. The photos supplied at...More

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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Gareth, thank you for your review on our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It is great to hear that you found the property &...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Not for the faint hearted. This tour is very informative, providing a lot of history. The tour guide was phenomenal in the way she conducted the tour, kept everyone in line and created the scarey atmosphere and told the story of the asylum. She certainly...More

1  Thank Sharon M
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Sharon, thank you for your review on Lantern Ghost Tour's JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It's great to hear you found our guide informative and liked the way she held everyone's attention, I will pass your feedback onto our tour guides and staff. We...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been on a few ghost tours, some GREAT and some not so good. This one sat in the middle. The tour guide wasn't confident & seemed a unsure. Having little knowledge of the stories of the people. However, the history...More

1  Thank Janine V
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LanternGhostTours, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi Janine, thank you for your review on our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It's great to hear you enjoyed the history and atmosphere this...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The guides were informative & seemed to have an answer to all questions asked by members of the group. There also seemed to be answers as to why no 'real' activity was being picked up. For example 'The butcher' preventing the others from making themselves...More

1  Thank Tamara B
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LanternGhostTours, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hi Tamara, thank you taking the time to review our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. We are pleased to hear you found our ghost hosts to be informative and able to answer all questions for the evening and the tour it's self to be interesting....More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The group was too large , we were unable to hear the tour guide , people were screaming and being over the top by making a joke of it , which ruined it for others , that actually had a alot of interest in the...More

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LanternGhostTours, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi and thank you for your review on our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour and...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited J Ward Lunatic Asylum during daylight hours and still found it quite eerie . I always had an interest in J Ward as my brother worked there during the Garry Webb time . I found it quite interesting and a bit on the...More

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LanternGhostTours, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Hi Don, thanks for posting a review for the day time history tours at JWard Lunatic Asylum in Ararat, Victoria. We are pleased to hear you found the day tour interesting and we would love to see you again to attend our JWard ghost tour....More

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